Big Read Film Series
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
To complement the Big Read effort and shed more light on the theme of women in the Old West, the Library throughout October is offering Western Women, a free film series in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Saturdays in October at 1:30 p.m.
Westward the Women (1951; Not Rated)
October 5, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993; R)
Cat Ballou (1965; Not Rated)
Heartland (1979; PG)
True Grit (2010; PG-13)
Sat. September 28, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Tues. October 1, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
Mon. October 7, 2013 | 4:30 p.m.
Wed. October 16, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Fri. October 25, 2013 | 1 p.m.
Sat. October 26, 2013 | 2 p.m.
True Grit (1969; M)
Fri. October 4, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Sun. October 6, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Thurs. October 17, 2013 | 10 a.m.
Sat., October 19, 2013 | 5 p.m.
You have read and perhaps even re-read the Charles Portis modern masterpiece. Now watch this compelling film adaptation—Paramount Pictures’ tenacious True Grit (2010), starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, and Matt Damon and filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join Big Read discussion facilitator Kaite Stover for a lively conversation comparing the written word to its cinematic interpretation. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read Portis’ novel prior to attending the film screening.